33 Homemade Valentine's Day Recipes

These Valentine's Day recipes from The Food Channel are 33 hand-crafted treats, desserts, dinners and drinks to help you create a romantic and tasty holiday. We have everything from breakfast and brunch to decadent chocolate desserts, or some fun cookie recipes for the family! Whatever you desire, there's a little something for everyone.

33 Homemade Valentine's Day Recipes

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33 Homemade Valentine's Day Recipes

Treat your sweetheart to some sweets this Valentine’s Day!

These Valentine’s Day recipes from The Food Channel are 33 hand-crafted treats, desserts, dinners and drinks to help you create a romantic and tasty holiday. We have everything from breakfast and brunch to decadent chocolate desserts, or some fun cookie recipes for the family! Whatever you heart desires, there’s a little something for everyone.

Topsy Turvey Red Velvet Mini-Tier Cake

Shake up your average red velvet cake by making it into a fun Valentine's Day treat, its totally easy and the assembly is fun.

Topsy Turvey Red Velvet Mini-Tier Cake//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Shake up your average red velvet cake by making it into a fun Valentine’s Day treat, its totally easy and the assembly is fun. Click here to get the full recipe.

Linzer Cherry Cookies

Shake up your average red velvet cake by making it into a fun Valentine's Day treat, its totally easy and the assembly is fun.

Linzer Cherry Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

These spiced, cherry cookies are a little sweet, a little sour and perfect for Valentine’s Day! You can sub any jam that you desire, but don’t skip the spices. Click here to get the full recipe.

Heartbreak Peanut Butter Cookies

Single this holiday season? There's nothing like a rich peanut butter cookie to help you get over a big hurt and mend a broken heart.

Heartbreak Peanut Butter Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Single this holiday season? There’s nothing like a rich peanut butter cookie to help you get over a big hurt and mend a broken heart. Click here to get the full recipe.

The Forbidden Kiss Cocktail

The Forbidden Kiss has all the excitement of a jello-shot with the added class of fine Italian Prosecco.

The Forbidden Kiss//DUO Restaurant & Lounge//Sabina and Lorraine Belkin

The Forbidden Kiss has all the excitement of a jello-shot with the added class of fine Italian Prosecco. Click here to get the full recipe.

Smoked Salmon Points

This smoked salmon dish–otherwise known as lox on pumpernickel–offers a classic combination of cream cheese, capers, red onions and smoked salmon. The perfect Valentine's Day appetizer!

Smoked Salmon Points//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This smoked salmon dish–otherwise known as lox on pumpernickel–offers a classic combination of cream cheese, capers, red onions and smoked salmon. The perfect Valentine’s Day appetizer! Click here to get the full recipe.

Love Drunk Cherries

Start your morning or top off your day with a few of these delectable morsels and you’ll know you did Valentine’s Day right!

Love Drunk Cherries//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Start your morning or top off your day with a few of these delectable morsels and you’ll know you did Valentine’s Day right! Click here to get the full recipe.

Nuts Over You Pinwheels

Imagine these showing up on your breakfast-in-bed tray on Valentine's Day, what could be better?

Nuts Over You Pinwheels//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Imagine these showing up on your breakfast-in-bed tray on Valentine’s Day, what could be better? These are easy to make and even easier to eat, click here to get the full recipe.

Social Cookies

Social Cookies in today’s lingo might be a tech term identifying the social media sites you frequent. But in the 1920s, they were a go-to recipe for tea and socialization in the midst of a changing world.

Social Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Social Cookies in today’s lingo might be a tech term identifying the social media sites you frequent. But in the 1920s, they were a go-to recipe for tea and socialization in the midst of a changing world. Click here to get the full recipe.

Lemon Cream Cheese Cherry Cake

Dress up an everyday cake for something for a special occasion, start with a mix and see how creative you can be!

Lemon Cream Cheese Cherry Cake//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Dress up an everyday cake for something for a special occasion, start with a mix and see how creative you can be! Click here to get the full recipe.

Heart Toast Points

Heart Toast Points are one of those delicate recipes used when entertaining in the 1920s.

Heart Toast Points//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Heart Toast Points are one of those delicate recipes used when entertaining in the 1920s. The recipe intrigued us with its simplicity, fun, and flavor. Click here to get the full recipe.

Bacon Asparagus Strata with Roasted Red Peppers

Bacon Asparagus Strata with Roasted Red Peppers is delightful for a Valentine’s brunch, or anytime. Pair it with a fresh fruit salad and a mimosa!

Bacon Asparagus Strata with Roasted Red Peppers//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Bacon Asparagus Strata with Roasted Red Peppers is delightful for a Valentine’s brunch, or anytime. Pair it with a fresh fruit salad and a mimosa! Click here to get the full recipe.

Chocolate Valentine Cups with Créme Fraiche

Chocolate Valentine Cups with Crème Fraiche are just the right touch for an elegant dessert at home.

Chocolate Valentine Cups with Crème Fraiche//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Chocolate Valentine Cups with Crème Fraiche are just the right touch for an elegant dessert at home. Click here to get the full recipe.

Personal Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This Personal Pineapple Upside Down Cake is an updated look at a favorite dessert from the 1920s and is part of our Valentine’s series of original recipes from the Food Channel.

Personal Pineapple Upside Down Cake//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This Personal Pineapple Upside Down Cake is an updated look at a favorite dessert from the 1920s and is part of our Valentine’s series of original recipes from the Food Channel. Click here to get the full recipe.

Quick Candy Hearts

The easiest way to win a heart is to create one! With just two ingredients and any candy mold you desire, these Candy Hearts are an adorable DIY gift.

Quick Candy Hearts//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

The easiest way to win a heart is to create one! With just two ingredients and any candy mold you desire, these Candy Hearts are an adorable DIY gift. Click here to get the full recipe.

Chicken a la Rose

This floral-inspired sauteed chicken is made with garlic, almonds, honey and real crushed rose petals which release an aroma and natural oils to create a beautiful and deliciously unique dish.

Chicken a la Rose//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This floral-inspired sauteed chicken is made with garlic, almonds, honey and real crushed rose petals which release an aroma and natural oils to create a beautiful and deliciously unique dish. Click here to get the full recipe.

Organic Valentine’s Day Cake

This beautiful and organic Valentine's Day Cake uses ColorKitchen, a plant-based alternative to the traditional food dyes and sprinkles. ColorKitchen's plant colors are also vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO, making decorating for your loved ones with food allergies and sensitivities seamless and still delicious!

Organic Valentines Day Cake by Mimi Council, co-owner of Desserts Bakery

This beautiful and organic Valentine’s Day Cake uses ColorKitchen, a plant-based alternative to the traditional food dyes and sprinkles. Click here to get the full recipe.

Raspberry Almond Crumble

These personal Raspberry Almond Crumbles are a beautiful breakfast-in-bed addition to any Valentine's Day brunch, made with fresh raspberries and almond cookies.

Raspberry Almond Crumble//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

These personal Raspberry Almond Crumbles are a beautiful breakfast-in-bed addition to any Valentine’s Day brunch, made with fresh raspberries and almond cookies. Click here to get the full recipe.

Flirty Shirley

 Here’s a fun, adult take on a Shirley Temple! You’ll enjoy this as a way to bring your Valentine’s Day brunch to a delicious conclusion.

Flirty Shirley//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Here’s a fun, adult take on a Shirley Temple! You’ll enjoy this as a way to bring your Valentine’s Day brunch to a delicious conclusion. Click here to get the full recipe.

Chocolate Box Cakes

Make your own special chocolate box with these mini cakes dipped in chocolate and dressed up any way you like! Even if you aren’t doing Valentine’s Day on a budget, you’ll make your Valentine feel special with something handmade from the heart.

Chocolate Box Cakes//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Make your own special chocolate box with these mini cakes dipped in chocolate and dressed up any way you like! Even if you aren’t doing Valentine’s Day on a budget, you’ll make your Valentine feel special with something handmade from the heart. Click here to get the full recipe.

Vanilla-Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies

Parents can remind their kids how proud of them they are with a tasty batch of Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies for Valentine’s Day.

Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Parents can remind their kids how proud of them they are with a tasty batch of Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies for Valentine’s Day. Click here to get the full recipe.

Three Olives Jello Shots

Whether getting together with your female friends to celebrate Galentine’s on the 13th or having a special date on Valentine’s Day, Three Olives has you covered with these Jello Shots.

Three Olives Vodka Jello Shots//Photo: Three Olives Vodka

Whether getting together with your female friends to celebrate Galentine’s on the 13th or having a special date on Valentine’s Day, Three Olives has you covered with these Jello Shots. Click here to get the full recipe.

Spice It Up Cinnamon Cookies

It Up Cinnamon Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch Bring the warmth of cinnamon to even the coldest heart at Valentine’s Day! Make some today and, go ahead, melt a heart or two.

Spice It Up Cinnamon Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Bring the warmth of cinnamon to even the coldest heart at Valentine’s Day! Make some today and, go ahead, melt a heart or two. Click here to get the full recipe.

Sipping Hot Chocolate for Grownups

This simple recipe for two is similar in its richness to a great espresso drink. It’s a dark and decadent sipping chocolate served hot, and a little goes a long way toward creating a perfect romantic moment.

Sweetheart Sipping Hot Chocolate//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This simple recipe for two is similar in its richness to a great espresso drink. It’s a dark and decadent sipping chocolate served hot, and a little goes a long way toward creating a perfect romantic moment. Click here to get the full recipe.

Bacon Bleu Cheese Steak Burgers with Caramelized Onions

These impressive half-pound steak burgers are loaded with crisp peppered bacon, melting bleu cheese and golden carmelized onions.

Bacon Bleu Cheese Steak Burgers with Caramelized Onions//The Food Channel

These impressive half-pound steak burgers are loaded with crisp peppered bacon, melting bleu cheese and golden carmelized onions. Click here to get the full recipe.

Heart-Shaped Fries

If burgers are what you crave this Valentine's Day, make it look romantic with these heart-shaped french fries!

Heart Shaped Fries//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

If burgers are what you crave this Valentine’s Day, make it look romantic with these heart-shaped french fries! Click here to get the full recipe.

Fabulous Flourless Chocolate Cake

Here’s the famously rich and decadent chocolate cake named for its missing ingredient. Dense, moist and super chocolaty.

Fabulous Flourless Chocolate Cake//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Here’s the famously rich and decadent chocolate cake named for its missing ingredient. Dense, moist and super chocolaty. Click here to get the full recipe.

White Chocolate Martini

Decadent, rich, over the top, dangerously delicious! Rich velvety white chocolate concocted into a sinful cocktail. Chocolate lovers will swoon over this incredible cocktail. Perfect as a romantic before-dinner drink.

White Chocolate Martini//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Decadent, rich, over the top, dangerously delicious! Rich velvety white chocolate concocted into a sinful cocktail. Chocolate lovers will swoon over this incredible cocktail. Perfect as a romantic before-dinner drink. Click here to get the full recipe.

Chocolate Pecan Biscotti

Make something new, chocolatey, crunchy and delicious this Valentine's Day season and bake your date some homemade Chocolate Pecan Biscotti.

Chocolate Pecan Biscotti//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Make something new, chocolatey, crunchy and delicious this Valentine’s Day season and bake your date some homemade Chocolate Pecan Biscotti. Click here to get the full recipe.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

This recipe features the elegant combination of juicy fresh strawberries with rich, luxurious dark chocolate.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

This recipe features the elegant combination of juicy fresh strawberries with rich, luxurious dark chocolate. Click here to get the full recipe.

Heartbreak Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe features the elegant combination of juicy fresh strawberries with rich, luxurious dark chocolate.

Heartbreak Chocolate Chip Cookies//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Chocolate Chip Cookies are a classic and traditional Valentine’s Day gift that most everyone will appreciate and love. Click here to get the full recipe.

Creamy Chocolate Pie

Silky smooth, rich and oh-so-chocolatey, this incredible pie is made with Askinosie Natural Cocoa Powder.

Creamy Chocolate Pie//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Silky smooth, rich and oh-so-chocolatey, this incredible pie is made with Askinosie Natural Cocoa Powder. Click here to get the full recipe.

Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Ganache Pizza

Pizza for dessert? Hey, it’s a pie, right? This one is layered with sweet caramelized pears and rich, dark chocolate. It’s a happy ending to any meal.

Caramelized Pear and Chocolate Ganache Pizza//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch

Pizza for dessert? Hey, it’s a pie, right? This one is layered with sweet caramelized pears and rich, dark chocolate. It’s a happy ending to any meal. Click here to get the full recipe.

Valentine’s Red Velvet Cupcakes

Make this Valentine’s Day the most delicious ever, with a recipe perfect for anyone close to your heart: Red Velvet Cupcakes, a mini version of the classic red velvet cake.

Valentine’s Red Velvet Cupcakes//McCormick

Make this Valentine’s Day the most delicious ever, with a recipe perfect for anyone close to your heart: Red Velvet Cupcakes, a mini version of the classic red velvet cake. Click here to get the full recipe.

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